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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 19, 2010 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Instant Karma

Slow day at work this morning so I poked around a bit some more.

Dropped the lyrics to "Standing On The Moon" in and it came up Arthur C. Clarke.

One of my favorite Grateful Dead songs and one of my favorite authors.....

How do they do that?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 19, 2010 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

I wonder if China Cat would bring up Dr. Seuss??

;)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

Alas, no. Stephen King.

Must be the "crazy-quilt stargown through a dream night wind" verse.


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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

really???? KING????

jeeeez - i would have at least thought Thomas Pynchon (or his ilk)

what a dumb computer program!! ;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

If you're interested your pristine prose first came up as James Joyce and then as Dan Brown. Well I guess it's got to be pretty close to call between those two, huh?


:-)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

I think that program has a Dan Brown fetish


eeek

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

I came up as Kurt Vonnegut and Margaret Atwood (amongst others) and when I tried Kurt Vonnegut he came up as Margaret Atwood too! This is cutting edge software here!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

lmao!!!

:)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

Dumb computer program? Well, possibly ...

My 14-year-old tested it by typing in something like the following:

jklj jad zjklwe asd lfjaeuirw qeulkja

It came up as JD Salinger.

So it's either it's amazingly perceptive and saw through to the "rebellious, sarcastic adolescent" component, or ... it tells us something about the value of computer analysis of qualitative topics :-)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

" and saw through to the "rebellious, sarcastic adolescent" component..."

LOL!!!!

Awesome!!

funniest post of the day Althea :)

(admittedly, I havent tried it firsthand - but based upon what you just mentioned I think I must try that)


p.s. still laughing - that was great :)

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 19, 2010 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

Being sentient, I had to weep.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 19, 2010 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

My potato salad recipe came up as James Joyce.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 19, 2010 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

It's the potatoes. He was Irish, after all.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 19, 2010 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

A passage from Ulysses generated Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway and Joyce were drinking buddies. Joyce published the first edition of Ulysses right about the same time he met Hemingway. Hemingway died in Idaho, famous for its spuds.

Creepy.

This post was modified by DeadRed1971 on 2010-07-20 01:28:04

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

Didn't Pynchon write Gravity's Rainbow? I read that back in high school and it was a struggle to get through. I need something lighter like Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" - now there's a nice cheery book for you.

I could google it but I'm lazy.........

I just started Keegan's "Second World War" again based on a post I skimmed last week. Made me rummage through the bookcases. Probably will need to start over after FloydFest this week.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

yes - Gravity's Rainbow is Pynchon's. And yes, it is a tremendously difficult read. I almost threw the book across the room several times amidst its 800 pages.

However, it is a VERY satisfying accomplishment when you are actually done reading it :)

One of the greatest works of 20th century literature (imho)



did you see the film version of The Road?? I finally saw it and was somewhat disappointed. I know I shouldnt have been - that is a very difficult novel to put to film.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 19, 2010 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

dire , I was thinking about beginning a thread on The Road . Your interest let's me know I'll have at least one reply if I do . The book left me in ' deep ' thought for some time . I can not recall a book that I passed around like that one ( I even got it back , on time , on multiple occasions - that never happens ) .
The movie , well I better start that thread , soon . ;)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 19, 2010 3:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

Nothing new under the sun....

http://www.archive.org/post/273636/hey-dire

http://www.archive.org/post/277713/for-cliff-and-amp-direnon-dead

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 19, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

I'm really beginning to feel that way about this place. It's deja vu all over again...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 19, 2010 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

That's a Yogism .
It's too bad he was hurt ( a fall ) and could not make it Sat. for Old Timers Day .
He is the patriarch now .

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 19, 2010 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Instant Karma

No , there is not BD . Oh , well . Thanks for the heads up .